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July 5, 2012
Help Land Park look good with volunteer corps

Get some exercise and help William Land Park look good.

Saturday morning, the Land Park Volunteer Corps will pull weeds, trim bushes, clean ponds and spread mulch in its efforts to revitalize Sacramento's huge city park.

Maintenance of the 167-acre park, located off Sutterville Road and Freeport Boulevard, has been challenged by budget and staff cuts. Once a month, the volunteer corps steps in to help make up for shortfalls in care of the park's plants and 25 picnic areas.

"Weeds are popping up along curbs throughout the park," said Craig Powell, the corps' lead coordinator. "We have seven projects lined up this month, including two tree sucker-weeding crews who will be aggressively tackling curbside weeds.

"We'll also be doing a 'Monster Bush Trim' along 13th Avenue between Land Park Drive and Freeport, bed maintenance in several spots, cleaning all three ponds, mulching and more."

The volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. in the picnic grounds directly behind Fairytale Town. They'll regroup for lunch at 11 a.m.

"The weather should be ideal Saturday morning," Powell added, noting that the forecast predicts highs in the mid-90s.

New volunteers are welcome. Bring work gloves.

For more details, contact Powell at (916) 718-3030 or by e-mail at

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